With Neeraj Arora becoming the CEO of WhatApp, India has one more reason to cheer its progress in the global IT Industry.
Indians are really awesome, In music, Art, Dance, and many more varieties and variations Indian have mastered at all. Indian Playback Singer Lata Mangehkar known for her voice is Known as the nightingale of India, In Music Indians have A.R. Rehman who not only composes great music but he is also well known for music composed for American singer, Akon. In Sports(Cricket) they have Sachin Tendulkar “the master blaster” AKA “God of Cricket“.
The ability of making great decision in tough situation, great learning skills, and ability to work in difficult situations has helped Indians to achieve great designations and popularity in Global technology arena. From Micosofts to Google and NetApp to Xerox, Indians are playing a major role in worlds big tech giant companies.
However these are the name of a few, India is full of masters and professionals who have proved themselves Globally in their respective genres. Since 2010, after the global boom in Technology Industry, the sector has become a great platform for Indians to prove themselves as great leaders, consultants, expertise etc.
The ability of making great decision in tough situation, great learning skills, and ability to work in difficult situations has helped Indians to achieve great designations and popularity in Global technology arena. From Micosofts to Google and NetApp to Xerox, Indians are playing a major role in the world’s big tech giant companies.
Surprisingly, after Joining at Google as CEO, Sunder Pichai had become a member of the “Big league of Indian origin expert to have top post at global major technology firm.”
With Neeraj Arora becoming the CEO of WhatApp he will be the 13th Indian to hold topmost in a major global tech firms.
Here is the list of some CEO and executives from India or Indian origin who run these Global technology firms successfully.
Sunder Picahi, Google
Sunder Pichai was appointed as CEO of Google on 10th August 2015. An Indi-born 44 years old from Chennai, India. Pichai pursued his education at IIT Kharagpur (B Tech), Stanford (MS) and Wharton (MBA), at Wharton, he was named a Siebel Scholar and Palmer Scholar. Product head of Android, Google Maps, Google Chrome browser and many other products from Google.
Satya Nadella, Microsoft
This Hyderabad born was appointed as CEO of Microsoft, another mega $billion company in February 2014. Along with 22-years of a working career with Microsoft itself, he was executive vice-president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise groups.
Satya Nadella, 47-years old CEO of Microsoft, studies Bachelor of Engineering at Manipal Institute of Technology, Masters from MS from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, he later on finishes his MBA at University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Sanjay Mehrotra, Sandisk
Sandisk is popular for data storage media. Sandisk is the second largest company to sell its data storage devices, including USB drives and Physical Media. Sanjay Mehrotra, is the co-founder of this flash memory storage Company. Founded in 1988, Sanjay Mehrotra, was appointed as the CEO of Sandisk in 2011. Mehrotra holds several patents to his name.
Sanjay Mehrotra, has studied bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of California, Berkley, and also went to Stanford for an executive program.
Rajeev Suri, Nokia
Before getting appointed as CEO in April 2014 at the mega hit smartphone player Nokia, Rajeev Suri, held various positions at Nokia itself since 1995.
Rajeev Suri, was head of Nokia global business, he was appointed as CEO after Microsoft acquired Nokia Mobile business. A B-Tech holder from Manipal Institute of Technology.
Ashok Vemuri, Xerox Business Services LLC
More than 100 years old Xerox, a document technology global giant has successfully symbolized themselves as the sole techie in the field of photocopying, recently Xerox offered Ashok Vemuri, the CEO of iGates, at their back-office outsourcing company.
Ashok Vemuri is also veteran from Infosys, soon accepted the offer and was appointed as the CEO at Xerox Business Services LLC.
Shantanu Narayen, Adobe
Shantanu Narayen, Yet another techies right from Hyderabad, India. Narayen joined Adobe in the year 1988 as senior vice president of global product research company Adobe. Adobe is a well-established name in the Image, Animation, and photo industry.
In year 2005 he was promoted as the COO of Adobe. Later he became the CEO in 2007.
Shantanu Narayen pursued his bachelor in Science from Osmania University, MBA from the University of California, Berkley, and an MS from Bowling Green State University.
Previously, Narayen had played a major role at Apple as product developer and Silicon Graphics. He is also founder of Pictra, a Photo-sharing platform. In 2016, Barron’s Magazine he was named among the world’s best CEO.
Conclusion: However, we have published a list of top tech companies being ruled by Indian or India-origin person, there are way more Indian-origin people around the globe who are holding the major designation at some major firms or organizations.